p.34 The Input/Output Primer, Part 6 : Interrupts, Buffers, Grounds, and Signal Degradation
[author Steve Leibson]
The conclusion of a six-part series that covers fundamental issues in computer interfacing.
p.50 Computers, Fiction, and Poetry
[author Kevin McKean]
Computer-generated stories and poems shed some light on the complex process known as creativity.
p.60 Add Programmable Sound Effects to Your Computer
[author Steve Ciarcia]
Silicon replaces gunpowder for producing sound effects.
p.76 Breaking the Jargon Barrier: Designing Programs for Humanists
[author Ned Heite and Lou Heite]
Two archaeologists design practical programs in the language their colleagues understand.
p.108 Microcomputers in the Study of Politics, Predicting Wars with the Richardson Arms-Race Model
[author Philip A. Schrodt]
A Pascal program helps predict the outcome of arms races and other two-party conflicts.
p.138 Software Tools for Writers
[author Wayne Holder]
Your computer can take the tedium out of the process of writing and put new life into the final product.
p.166 The Historian and the Microcomputer, A Student of the Past Meets the Machine of the Future
[author Don Karl Rowney]
The microcomputer promises to change the nature of historical research methods and the teaching of history.
p.178 Simulating Neighborhood Segregation
[author Edwin Dethlefsen and Carlisle Moody]
A BASIC program gives surprising insights into some of the forces that hamper integration.
p.208 Measuring Attitudes with a PET , A BASIC Program That Finds Out How People Feel
[author David R. Heise]
This BASIC program gives microcomputer owners sophisticated attitudemeasurement tools once the domain of politicians and big corporations.
p.250 Microcomputers in Cultural Anthropology, APL Programs for Qualitative Analysis
[author Oswald Werner]
Microcomputers on-site help the study of Navajo and other cultures.
p.290 User's Column: Ada, MINCE, CP/M Utilities, Overpriced Documentation , and Analiza II
[author Jerry Pournelle]
An inveterate user of microcomputers expresses firm opinions on hardware, software, and other subjects.
p.330 Upward Migration, Part 2 : A Comparison of CP/M-86 and MS-DOS
[author Roger Taylor and Phil Lemmons]
An end user and a system programmer examine the two operating systems vying for dominance in the 16-bit arena.
p.360 Using the Model I/III RS-232C Port
[author William Barden Jr.]
Some mysteries of the TRS-80 Model I and III RS-232C interface are solved and instructions are given for building a data communications plugboard.
p.378 Programming the Critical-Path Method in BASIC
[author Steven Zimmerman and Leo M. Conrad]
This program helps managers assess the productivity trade-offs of time and money.
p.392 Computers for Humanity
[author Jerry Pournelle]
A firsthand report on the newest products introduced at the Seventh West Coast Computer Faire.
p.54 Scion Color System
[author Mark Dahmke]
p.284 Mediamix's ETI2
[author Robert Welborn]
p.312 Color Computer Disk System
[author Colin Stearman]
p.408 It All Depends on Your Viewpoint
[author Allen D. Moore]
p.412 Database Management with Ashton-Tate's dBASE II
[author Jack L. Abbott]
p.6 Editorial: The Briefcase Computer Market Heats Up
p.32 BYTE's Bugs
p.402 Book Review: Computer Power and Human Reason
p.406 Technical Forum: INS8070 Series Instruction Set Summary
p.417 Clubs and Newsletters
p.417, 432, 440 BYTE's Bits
p.418 Software Received
p.420 Ask BYTE
p.422 Event Queue
p.431 Books Received
p.434 Desk-Top Wonders. Draw Poker for the TI-59
p.441, 452 Programming Quickies: Generate Huffman Codes; Idiot-proof Input in Pascal
p.442, 448 System Notes. Tuning Up the 1802; Double Your TRS-80's Graphics Resolution
p.454 What's New?
p.509 Unclassified Ads
p.510 BOMB, BOMB Results
p.511 Reader Service